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Make your own EightBit avatar. Lovely use of texture.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/28/2011 19:06  |    4
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This interesting animation by Lasse Gjertsen takes us through the life, death, and rebirth of a pixelated character. The video may seem a little long (about 12 minutes) but it is definitely worth viewing. 

Posted by Justincrdibl @ 11/15/2010 11:27  |    8
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Create a still life which includes devices that run on electricity. This may include (but not limited to):

radios
light bulbs
smoke alarms
electric toothbrushes
Van de Graaff generators

Here is an example of the idea from Cure.

Canvas size - Exactly 150 x 200. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 12.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jeremy @ 2/28/2011 00:28  |    3
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The Think Pink pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Think Pink forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 2/28/2011 00:27  |    0
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The First Person Pixels pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the First Person Pixels forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 2/21/2011 06:05  |    3
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Gecimen wants you to pick a letter from the alphabet (say, F) and illustrate any animal or fantasy creature (eg. dragon, worm, cat) that bends or spread its limbs/wings/tails etc... to resemble that particular letter.

Keep in mind that the creature should form the shape of the letter itself, rather than wrapping itself around an regular letter. Have a look here for some ideas.

Canvas size - Max 120 x 120.
Colours - Max 16.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 2/21/2011 06:05  |    9
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Pixel Joint member NobleValerian recently completed a side scrolling platform fan game titled A Thwomp Tale. Experience life as a Thwomp in the Mushroom Kingdom. All pixel art by Noble Valerian, who developed the platformer with YoYoGames' Game Maker 8.

You can play the game HERE.

You will need the YoYoGames plugin for your browser to play. Mozilla Firefox is recommended.

Posted by NobleValerian @ 2/10/2011 13:35  |    8
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January 2011 featured pieces long in the making, luscious environments and stylish sprites. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtThe_Hovel by zi-double
#2 Pixel ArtHow to challenge your dragon by Fool
#3 Pixel ArtTank Vol.5 "Operation S.N.O.W." by 4tochkin
#4 Pixel ArtStar Wars by TheoVision
#5 Pixel ArtSweet Sugar by TheoVision
#6 Pixel ArtBaum Isle by cure
#7 Pixel ArtThe_Guardian by zi-double
#8 Pixel ArtFinal Forest by cure
#9 Pixel ArtBuzz by Jinn
#10 Pixel ArtVampires vs Werewolves by Badassbill

 

Posted by jeremy @ 2/18/2011 22:16  |    7
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Pixel anything in one of the templates below. The only other requirement is the use of #ff66cc (pink).

Canvas Size - Use one of the templates below (the templates may be rotated):



Colours - Max 32. Must include this shade of pink - #ff66cc.
Transparency - Required. However, the transparency must only be used outside of the heart.
Animation - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jeremy @ 2/14/2011 00:02  |    27
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The IRL RPS pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the IRL RPS forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 2/14/2011 00:01  |    3
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For poor folk, cheapskates and anyone stuck with Paint.

mtPaint is a FREE multi-platform graphics editor which features layers and outputs gif and png8 formats. Site Description:
"mtPaint is a painting program which Mark Tyler developed from scratch so he could easily create pixel art and manipulate digital photos."

It uses the GTK toolkit (version 1 or 2) and runs on PC's via the GNU/Linux or Windows OS.

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Posted by jalonso @ 2/6/2011 11:44  |    13
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Create a mock-up screen of a first person perspective game. Just make sure it's clear that your perspective is from a first person viewpoint - so don't have your character stare directly at a wall!

Some examples are Dungeon Master, Waxworks and our own Stickman's Phantom Squad mock-up.

Canvas Size -
Max 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colours -
Max 32.
Transparency -
No.
Animation -
No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 2/7/2011 00:09  |    19
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The Top Ten pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Top Ten forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 2/7/2011   |    5
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Last weekend Ivan Dixon (aka iSTVAN) competed in the Global Game Jam 2011,  a 48 hour game making competion themed "extinction." Ivan and programmer Conor O'kane produced an insect themed shoot 'em up called "The Last Flight of the Bumblebee" full of pixel arty goodness.

You can download it for PC and Mac here and watch the Youtube trailer here.

The game won "Best Graphics" and "Participants Favourite" at the Melbourne Game Jam.

Posted by iSTVAN @ 2/1/2011 23:23  |    10

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